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Romantic Women Writers Reviewed


Editor: Ann R Hawkins
Associate Editor: Stephanie Eckroth

Part I
3 volume set: 1280pp: 234x156mm: 2011
978 1 85196 481 9: £275/$495
Part II
3 volume set: 1312pp: 234x156mm: 2012
978 1 85196 482 6: £275/$495
Part III
3 volume set: 1104pp: 234x156mm: 2013
978 1 85196 483 3: £275/$495

'an edition of unparalleled thoroughness, facilitating for the first time the sorts of queries about female writers' literary history that have in the past been more easily explored in relation to male writers.'

The Wordsworth Circle


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How was the work of Hannah More or Helen Maria Williams viewed by their contemporaries? Just as importantly, how did their reception compare to that of lesser-known women? This multi-volume reset collection addresses a significant shortfall in scholarly work, offering the first comprehensive compilation of contemporary reviews of the work of women writers during the Romantic period. Reviews are grouped by year of publication and come from over a hundred different periodicals, including Gentleman’s Magazine, Critical Review, English Review, Antijacobin Review, Flowers of Literature, Lady’s Monthly Museum, Quarterly Review, Monthly Review, Edinburgh Quarterly Review and Blackwood’s Edinburgh Magazine.
This series reveals a different landscape for nineteenth-century women writers than previously imagined. Alongside reviews of well-known authors sit those of writers and works that have been neglected or lost. The opinions of contemporary reviewers captured in these entries allow insight into social mores, as well as literary tastes and changing perceptions of women authors. This collection will appeal to scholars of literature, women’s studies, print culture and the social history of late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Britain.
  • Features reviews of approximately 300 women writers
  • Includes over 1,200 separate articles from more than 100 different journals
  • Provides information that may lead to the identification of lost texts
  • Extensive general introduction and endnotes
  • Consolidated index in Part III

Part I

Volume 1: 1789
Aberdeen Magazine; Analytical Review; Attic Miscellany; Biographical and Imperial Magazine; Critical Review; Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Miscellany; English Review; European Magazine; General Magazine and Impartial Review; Gentleman’s Magazine; Lady’s Magazine; Literary Magazine and British Review; Monthly Review

Volume 2: 1789–90
1789: New Annual Register; New Lady’s Magazine; New London Magazine; Scots Magazine; Town and Country Magazine; Trifler; Universal Magazine and Review; Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure; Walker’s Hibernian Magazine; Weekly Entertainer
1790: Aberdeen Magazine; Analytical Review; Annual Register; Attic Miscellany; Biographical and Imperial Magazine; Critical Review; Edinbugh Magazine, or Literary Miscellany

Volume 3: 1790
1790: English Review; Gentleman’s Magazine, 1789–91: The Seward–Weston Debate; Introduction: Women Reviewed and Reviewing – Contextualizing Anna Seward’s Debate with Joseph Weston; Gentleman’s Magazine

Editorial Notes; Textual Notes

Contents by Magazine; Appendices to Volumes 1–3: A: Common Articles and Collation, Frances Brooke, Suzanne Cibber, Hannah Cowley, Ann Emelinda Foster, Dorothy Schlözer; B: Editorial Notes to Volumes 1–3; C: Translations of Foreign Words and Phrases; D: Quotations and Allusions; E: Magazine Headnotes; F: Headnotes to Authors in Reviews; G: Headnotes to Authors Referenced; H: Attributions and Identifications; I: List of Reviews Indexed but Not Included; J: Works Cited

Part II

General Introduction

Volume 4: 1789–90

1789: Arminian Magazine; Historical Magazine, or Classical Library of Public Events

1790: Arminian Magazine; Bystander; European Magazine and London Review; General Magazine and Impartial Review; The Genius of Albion: or, Weekly Biographical, Poloitical, Law, and Literary Repository; Gentleman's Magazine; Historical Magazine, or Classical Library of Public Events; Lady's Magazine; Literary Magazine and British Review; Monthly Review

Editorial Notes; Textual Notes

Contents by Magazine; Contents by Author

Volume 5: 1790–1

1790: New Annual Register; New Lady's Magazine; New London Magazine; Scot's Magazine; Town and Country Magazine; Universal Magazine and Review; or, Repository of Literature; Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure; Walker's Hibernian Magazine; Weekly Entertainer

1791: Aberdeen Magazine; Analytical Review; Annual Register; Arminian Magazine; Attic Miscellany

Editorial Notes; Textual Notes

Contents by Magazine; Contents by Author

Volume 6: 1791

1791: Bee; Critical Review; Edinburgh Magazine and Literary Magazine

Editorial Notes; Textual Notes

Appendices to Volumes 4–6; A: Errata, 1. 1789, 2. 1792; B: Editorial Notes to Volumes 4–6; C: Translations of Foreign Words and Phrases; D: Quotations and Allusions; E: Magazine Headnotes; F: Headnotes to Authors in Reviews; G: Headnotes to Authors Referenced; H: Attributions and Identifications; I: Works Cited

Contents by Magazine; Contents by Author; Errata Contents by Magazine; Errata Contents by Author

Part III

General Introduction

Volume 7: 1790–1

1790: Christian's Magazine

1791: Biographical Magazine; Christian's Magazine; Conjuror's Magazine; English Review; European Magazine; General Magazine; Gentleman's and London Magazine; Gentleman's Magazine

Editorial Notes; Textual Notes

Contents by Magazine; Contents by Author

Volume 8: 1791

1791: Historical Magazine; Lady's Magazine; Lady's Poetical Magazine; Literary Magazine, and British Review; Monthly Extracts; Monthly Review; New Annual Register; New Lady's Magazine; New London Magazine; Polite Repository; Scots Magazine

Editorial Notes; Textual Notes

Contents by Magazine; Contents by Author

Volume 9: 1791–2

1791: Town and Country Magazine; Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure; Walker's Hibernian Magazine; Weekly Entertainer

1792: Carlton-House Magazine

Editorial Notes; Textual Notes

Contents by Magazine for 1791; Contents by Magazine for 1792; Contents by Author for 1791; Contents by Author for 1792

Appendices to Volumes 7–9: A: Errata; B: Editorial Notes to Volumes 7–9; C: Translations of Foreign words and Phrases; D: Quotations and Allusions; E: Magazine Headnotes; F: Headnotes to Authors in Reviews; G: Headnotes to Authors Referenced in Reviews; H: Attributions and Identifications; I: Works Cited

Index to Women Writers, Magazine and Anonymous Titles; Index to Publishers and Booksellers

  • 'an edition of unparalleled thoroughness, facilitating for the first time the sorts of queries about female writers' literary history that have in the past been more easily explored in relation to male writers.'

    The Wordsworth Circle

  • 'it will undoubtedly open the way to some innovative and exciting new scholarship in these fields, and is an essential addition to any university library.'

    Romanticism

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